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Cycle Track in North End set for Paving by November 2016

Public Works updated neighborhood residents on the status of the North End Cycle Track, part of the federally-funded bikeway under the Connect Historic Boston project. The contractor is running behind schedule, according to DPW’s Kay Barned-Smith who presented at the August 11, 2016 meeting of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). By November 2016, Read More…

Transportation

Commercial Street Construction Ongoing for Cycle Track Installation

Connect Historic Boston and the associated cycle track is well along in its construction along Commercial Street. To date, work has been focused on subsurface work, according to Boston Public Works. Drainage work has been ongoing in front of the US Coast Guard building as well as 295 Commercial Street, near Union Wharf.  Test pits Read More…

Event Notices

Connect Historic Boston Work Moving From West End to North End

Connect Historic Boston is an initiative to enhance the accessibility of and safe connectivity between historic sites in downtown Boston by walking, cycling, and transit. The project is funded through a Federal TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant, administered by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The project is currently in construction and is anticipated to be fully Read More…

Transportation

Endicott Street Intersection to be Reconfigured at North Washington Street

As part of the Connect Historic Boston and Causeway Street reconstruction projects, the intersection at Endicott Street and North Washington Street will be reconfigured. Endicott Street will no longer veer left but will now be a straight run into the Commercial Street intersection. Endicott Street is expected to have its own cycle in the traffic Read More…

Transportation

Construction Starting for Commercial Street Cycle Track Bike Lanes

Boston Public Works presented at this month’s neighborhood meetings regarding the imminent start of construction for the $23 million Connect Historic Boston (CHB) Bicycle Trail in the North End. CHB will include a sidewalk level family-friendly protected “cycle-track” for bicyclists on the harbor side of Atlantic Avenue and Commercial Street. It also connects to a cycle Read More…

Event Notices Transportation

Connect Historic Boston Bike Trail Groundbreaking on July 10th

The groundbreaking for “Connect Historic Boston” will be on Friday, July 10th, 1pm on Union Street in Blackstone Block. Including major street reconstruction, the CHB Bike Trail and cycle track will run along the North End waterfront’s Commercial Street and Causeway Street. More information in the flyer below and at ConnectHistoric-Boston.org.

Community Transportation

Connect Historic Boston Project at 25% Design Displays Commercial Street and Causeway Street Cycle Tracks

It was “standing room only” as residents packed City Hall for the Connect Historic Boston (CHB) 25% design public hearing. Previous Connect Historic Boston meetings pertained to specific sections of the project – this meeting was a presentation of the entire Boston project. On hand were City officials from several agencies, Federal Highway Administration, Boston Read More…

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Residents’ Association Gives Mixed Reaction to Proposed Cycle Track on Commercial Street [Video]

As part of a series of community meetings on the proposed North End “cycle track,” city officials presented to the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) on February 13, 2014. The redesign of Commercial Street and part of Atlantic Avenue will incorporate a dedicated bicycle “cycle track” from Cross Street to Charter Street in Read More…

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Commercial Street Redesign with Cycle Track Presented by City Officials [Video]

This video shows the third meeting, held on January 28, 2014, regarding the redesign of Commercial Street and part of Atlantic Avenue to incorporate a dedicated bicycle “cycle track” from Cross Street to Charter Street in the North End / Waterfront. The main feature of the cycle track is to elevate the bike lane to Read More…

Event Notices

Public Meeting in North End: Updated Design for Cycle Track on Atlantic Avenue and Commercial Street

PUBLIC MEETING January 28, 2014 6:00-7:30 PM Nazzaro Center 30 North Bennett Street UPDATED DESIGN FOR CONSTRICTION OF CYCLE TRACK ON ATLANTIC AVENUE AND COMMERCIAL STREET The City of Boston will present an updated plan for the construction of a cycle track on Atlantic Avenue and Commercial Street in the North End neighborhood as part Read More…

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North End Cycle Track Takes Shape at Connect Historic Boston Meeting [Video]

The North End cycle track design continues to move forward in an accelerated process driven by Federal funding deadlines including a $23 million TIGER grant for the Connect Historic Boston (CHB) project. The primary CHB effort in the North End / Waterfront is the cycle track that will form part of a 4 mile continuous Read More…

Transportation

Meeting Report: Causeway Street Redesign Project Update

Despite the winter-weather conditions Tuesday night, over three dozen residents trekked through the snow to get to Canal Street for the Causeway Street Redesign presentation. As part of the Connect Historic Boston Initiative, pedestrians were the first priority of the project while a large emphasis was put on cyclists to attract more cycling throughout the city. Improvements and Read More…